Do it like a dude… in a costume!

Hello my friends, I’m back in the game… with a small delay of one week to be precise. But hey, here I am, all classy and sh*t. You might need some this summer! Think hot summer dates, business trips or the cliché summer weddings where you have to score a girl in case you didn’t already.

No need to worry for all the above, The Fashion Folio and Café Costume are here for you! This post is all about dressing classy yet casual and ready for any kind of occasion, all that in a costume with a few accessories. High performance, tropical fabrics is a collection for which Café Costume‘s Bruno Van Gils went on a hunt for fabrics and got inspired by Dutch explorer Abel Tasman. Apparently this dude suddenly set foot on Australian land back in 1642 and named it Tasmania. Finally, I know where that comes from! Café Costume decided to use Tasmanian wool in this collection which gives a very clear and vivid color result… Ain’t that puuuurfect for coming (hot) summer?

A few keywords on this awesome collection: hot model, earthy colors, preppy and a subtle mix and match of texture. I must say I like almost every silhouette but my favorites are New York, San Remo and Marrakech. Ties are so not the way to go lately… The bow tie or no tie are good substitutes and if you really want to go for casual class: suspenders! No nerdy situations anymore, believe me. Look at the pictures above and be inspired!

Anyway dudes, I know a costume isn’t something you buy everyday for a few euros… It’s a piece you should definitely invest in and I think here are some good ideas to find out what you like. I advise you to invest in two costumes: both warm and cold seasons need to be lived through in style and class!

Once in a lifetime experience

It’s over… The magazine is finished and Jilke and I are very very pleased with the result and all the reactions we had up until now. Oops, you didn’t see it? Well, here you go: DOUB Magazine – the online version! The title of this post has a double meaning. It has something to do with a very secret event that will happen tomorrow. Secret for both of us, trust me. The only thing I have, is this video…

When was the first time I did something for the first time? Well, I guess yesterday was such a moment. Yesterday, I finished a whole 80 page magazine with a friend… from scratch! Everything you see, is made by us: the text, most of the pictures, the DIY projects and of course the layout. That was a first timer for me! And I have to say: it was indeed a once in a lifetime experience… Well, at least up until now! You never know when there will be a second edition of DOUB!

ZEB Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Zeb Styling Night

Bare with me people, I’m almost there! I’m extremely running late on blog posts but you’ll all find out soon why that is exactly! Those who know me, also know what a hard worker I am… Well, I sure hope the hard work will pay off!

Anyways, I still have these pictures to share with you guys! The ZEB Styling Night already seems ages ago but I remember it as if it was yesterday! We got picked up by a ZEBmobile and were welcomed in the amazing concept store with a red carpet and a glass of champagne. A few snacks over here, lots of clothers over there! We got our make-up done and then it was time for serious business: shopping! I had the pleasure to style my dear Joanna! She’s such a lovely girl – and a blogger too – with a style of her own. Kind of hard to style someone like that! But I think we both did a great job! I bought a few goodies of course and I still need to go and pick up a jumpsuit but since time isn’t on my side… I guess it’ll have to wait until Tuesday!

Enjoy this sunny weekend!